Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

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Post by adampembs » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:34 pm

I'm cheating as there are 2 here, 3 if you include the host, but they are related.
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Post by marksteer » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:34 pm

Nice finds! After much hunting and smelling rotten Russulas I finally found A.parasitic 2 weeks ago :)
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Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

Post by gary » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:21 am

I'm moving from West Wales to Devon and found these Hygrocybe conica (Blackening Waxcap) in my new lawn on Saturday !
If I believed in signs I'd think this was one!
A bit of frost over the weekend so caught them just in time.
Interesting to see them surrounded by Achillea
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Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

Post by Chris Yeates » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:38 pm

Not the most exotic of toadstools, though it's always pleasant to have one which can be named confidently in the field, thanks to its habitat and the distinctive silvery sheen on the stipes, which rubs of with age and handling.

This was photographed in an area not far from one which was clear felled around 2005. A visit to that site in November of that year saw a huge fruiting of this species. Conveniently the area formed a triangle, bounded by forest tracks; Google Earth provided measurements. I made a whole series of counts of fruitbodies within approximately 1 metre squares, scattered across the site. Finally those dim and distant school trigonometry lessons proved their worth! At every stage I erred on caution, but the astonishing total I came up with was circa 440,000 fruitbodies - a visit 3 years later yielded only a handful. . .
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Post by Chris Johnson » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:53 pm

Nicely done.

Is there a reason for starting a new 'Fungus of the Day' thread?

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Post by Chris Yeates » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:21 pm

Chris Johnson wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:53 pm
Nicely done.

Is there a reason for starting a new 'Fungus of the Day' thread?

Regards, Chris
Thanks. That's a good point - I just clicked on the one above, without realising it was a new thread. Perhaps Adam can sort this one?
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Post by Lancashire Lad » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:26 am

Chris Yeates wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:21 pm
Chris Johnson wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:53 pm
Nicely done.

Is there a reason for starting a new 'Fungus of the Day' thread?

Regards, Chris
Thanks. That's a good point - I just clicked on the one above, without realising it was a new thread. Perhaps Adam can sort this one?
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Looks like Gary had inadvertently started a new thread. - I've combined it with the ongoing one.

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Post by gary » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:34 pm

Sorry it was me that wasn't thinking.
It was finding. blackening waxcaps in my new garden that.got me overexcited!

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Post by Chris Johnson » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:21 pm

Galerina triscopa - new to me.
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Post by Chris Johnson » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:27 pm

Cystoderma simulatum growing in deep conifer litter.
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Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

Post by Chris Johnson » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:05 pm

Common early coloniser of cow dung: Ascobolus stercorarius
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Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

Post by Chris Yeates » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:12 am

Chris Johnson wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:05 pm
Common early coloniser of cow dung: Ascobolus stercorarius
Fabulous - get it on ASCOfrance . . . .
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